State

Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

(DBHR)  For more info click here.

 

Dads Move

Are you the dad of a child with behavioral health concerns? Do you need help with systems navigation, IEPs, parenting techniques, de-escalation, reward systems, and sibling issues? Dads Move offers weekend workshops to all dads, granddads, step-dads, and other male caregivers, who have a special needs child in their family, or extended family. The weekend is completely free, and includes lodging and meals. For more information click here: http://www.dadsmove.org

 

Pals For Kids

NEW:  Partnership Access Line:  Mental Health Consultation Outreach for Children

PAL is a new program, designed for you.  It is funded by the Washington State Legislature and by the Department of Social and Health Services. Primary care providers may call the toll free number (866-599-7257) during business hours (M-F, 9-5) for any type of child mental health advice for any child they see. For more info click here:  www.PALforkids.org

 

Food Stamp Programs

Information (and frequently asked questions) about the Food Stamp program. For more info click here.

 

Children With IEPs

A manual for helping children and youth get what they need in school. See especially “Make a difference in a child’s life”.  For more info click www.teamchild.org

 

Parent Help 123

Parents work hard to provide for their families. Sometimes they need a little help. ParentHelp123 can help you find out if your family may qualify for health insurance and food programs in Washington State!  For more info click:  www.ParentHelp123.org

 

Partners in Prevention Education

PIPE’s gaol is to engage homeless and at risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias, hate & general crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as they exist in street culture.  https://youthchangeagents.org/

 

How Well Do You Know Washington’s Marijuana Law?

A new radio campaign to raise awareness about Washington State’s recreational marijuana law will air in most areas of the state from April 18 through May 20, 2015.  http://www.starttalkingnow.org/

 

Additional Resources:

 

Parent/Child 

parenttrust.org (family help line services)

http://www.yspp.org/index.htm (youth suicide prevention program)

Youth Helpline WA State:  877-345-8336

 

Educational Laws

K12.wa.us. (office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction)

Washingtonpave.org (supports and helps families understand the educational system)

teamchild.org  (advocacy for youth)

 

Mental Health Information

kidshealth.org  (general info for parents and kids)

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